9 December 2017
RMT Press Office:
RMT 48 hour strike action on Arriva Cross Country rock solid this morning.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“It is disgraceful that the management at Arriva effectively sabotaged talks this week that were making progress towards a settlement to this dispute. It is the companies ineptitude and arrogance that has forced us to take a further round of action this weekend.
“Our members are standing up for the principles of a decent work life balance and against the abuse of rostering and Sunday working by a management that is out of control.
“The action is rock solid across the franchise from Penzance to Aberdeen today and the disruption to services is solely down to Arriva management's intransigence. RMT remains available for serious and genuine talks.”